All-Day Energy Salad

This is a salad that packs an energy-boosting punch! Containing many of the ingredients usually associated with energy and health cereal bars but without the grains. It will keep in the fridge easily for a couple of days, so you can make a big batch; in fact you can use this salad as a topping for other salads. Or grab a few mouthfuls on-the-run for a satisfying energy boost.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Health
  • Salads

Ingredients

    6 medium sized tomatoes
    ½ English cucumber
    ½ red onion, diced
    1 punnet mixed sprouts (approx. 150 g)
    100 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
    100 g seedless raisins
    50 g shaved coconut
    50 g sunflower seeds
    50 g pumpkin seeds
    50 g dried cranberries

Directions

    Slice tomatoes in half and remove pulp and seeds; turn cut side down to drain.
    De-seed the cucumber by cutting in half lengthways and removing seeds with the tip of a teaspoon.
    Slice cucumber into small dice.
    Dice tomatoes into similar size as the cucumber.
    In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Serve.

Notes

We have not added a dressing, but you may prefer to do so – if you want dressing, do not add to the salad until you are ready to eat, as the dressing will cause certain ingredients to go soft and soggy; the best part of this salad is the crunchy, chewy texture.

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